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I am feeling burning sensation and tingling on my tongue

Patient: I am feeling burning sensation and tingling on my tongue .my daily routine of work has been affected.i need some advices . I was on medication for depression for the last 10 years.



Symptoms: Mood swing,chest pain,left hand and leg pain when resting,tongue tingling



Doctor: Hello. Welcome to Ask The Doctor. We are here to help you.The most common cause of tingling on tongue is anxiety iss ues. However we have to be sure that there are no other causes behind it.I would advice you to get your blood sugars, Vitamin B12 levels, thyroid profile done. Vitamin B12 deficiency is also a common cause behind this.Other causes include dental issues causing multiple trauma over the tongue tip, Alcohol and substance abuse, oral ulcers.So i would recommend you to get an dental check up done.If all investigations come out to be normal I would say this is all due to anxiety and depression that you already suffer from.I hope it helps you.If you have any further query, please ask me.Stay Healthy.

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Patient: All the investigations mentioned are in normal range

Doctor: Hi then simply get a dental evaluation done and even if that is also normal you would just need treatment for anxiety.
Take Care.

Patient: Hi Doctor the dental evaluation is normal.kindly do the needful

Doctor: In that case I would say that its because of anxiety.
Discuss with your doctor to start you on SSRI group of medicines like Paroxetine.
Good luck.


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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